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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 05, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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85 Camaro Console Question

Long story short, took carpet out, cleaned it, put back in, putting back middle console, found a wire bundle that wasn't labeled like the rest of them. It must have come off somehow and now I'm not quite sure where it goes. The wiring diagrams don't show it (or I can't find it) so I'm not quite sure what to do! Anyone have any ideas what its for? Its the connector with orange, black, and gray wires. See the pics below...

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awww any suggestions? I am beginning to think that it is there for an option that isn't in the car.

On another note, my power release for the hatch stopped working. Anyone know if there is a fuse somewhere up the chain that might have blown? Maybe this is linked to this connection. This is so confusing.
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Might be console light when door opens. I think I have seen ashtray lights too. Although that looks like heavy gauge wire for a small light.

The yellow/orange one looks like fairly heavy gauge wire. Seat belt warnings? There isn't an extra connector on teh n/s switch is there?

It could be unsed options like pmirror or pseats. But in my experience, those are usually only present with the options. Iin an 85 T/A I stripped, the pm and ps harnesses were literally tacked to the main harnesses with masking tape from the factory. A true add on (made retroing it into my 82 easy), so I would not expect it to be laying there.

I'll see if I can find my old T/A manuals and look up the wiring diagram. It looks real familiar to me, but it has been a while.

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Hey, thanks for the reply!

The orange/yellow connection is for the power hatch release. It doesnt seem to be working but I think thats because the relay is blown.

The drivers seat is power but it gets the connection from the harness running down the drivers side. What's strange is that it only has so much room to move around. It has enough room to either hook to something in the middle console (nothing there to hook to) or to hook to the Ebrake or shifter. The ebrake only needs one wire thats already hooked up and the shifter already has its connection hooked up. I could only think that it is suppose to hook to some connection that is suppose to come from the passenger side? Maybe its for the passegner seat power seat.. I don't have a power seat on that side but I guess it could be for that.
Do you, or anyone else, know of a good place to get better wiring manuals? The one I have doesn't show anything to do with the middle console so it's a little frustrating.
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Hatch release, makes sense I guess. That still looks like heavy wire. The hatch release in my T/A was in the dash, and I do not remember it being heavy gauge wire. Perhaps the picture is misleading me on the gauge.Do you have the official GM manual? (http://www.helminc.com/) They are the best manuals, worth every penny, IMO. Mine is in 2 pieces I used it so much. Of course I had crossfire injection, so I needed it. :lol:

I still have to find my 82 T/A manual and look that up for you. I didnít forget you! Funny, Sunday I was at Englishtown (spring swap meet) and there were some mid 80-s f bodies being parted out. I poked through 2 of them for your wire! No help, though.

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Ahhhh $176 for a manual!! holy cow.

Thanks a lot for your help!
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Alldata.com - online manual for like $20 a year. Just about as good.

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